Mapping activity - teaching about coordinates, longitude, latitude, etc.- They use ribbon for the equator and prime meridian - not a bad crafts project of the year to assess my students' experience with such projects.
SUPER COOL site that shows images of kids going to school around the world. (it's not in english but I just like the pictures for multicultural/world views) Pinned image is of Inuit boy attending traditional school near Arctic circle.
The "Where Am I" geography portion of this article describes a great activity to help students use their geography skills each day. Students will use their knowledge of latitude and longitude and state names to determine where the clue leads them to.